ST312      Half Unit
Applied Statistics Project

This information is for the 2016/17 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Wicher Bergsma COL.6.06


This course is available on the BSc in Actuarial Science, BSc in Business Mathematics and Statistics and BSc in Statistics with Finance. This course is not available as an outside option nor to General Course students.


Students must have completed Elementary Statistical Theory (ST102). 

Course content

Students will produce a project involving a critical investigation and collation of statistical data on a topic of their own interest.


10 hours of lectures in the MT. 6 hours of lectures in the ST.

Students on this course will have a research week in week 6 where they can look up data sources for their assessed project.

Formative coursework

Oral presentation at the end of MT.

Indicative reading


Project (90%) and presentation (10%) in the ST.

Student performance results

(2013/14 - 2015/16 combined)

Classification % of students
First 41.4
2:1 37.9
2:2 17.2
Third 3.4
Fail 0

Key facts

Department: Statistics

Total students 2015/16: 16

Average class size 2015/16: 14

Capped 2015/16: Yes (20)

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

PDAM skills

  • Application of numeracy skills